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Red River Retention Authority

Active dates:2010-
Function: The primary objective of the Red River Retention Authority is to ensure joint, comprehensive, and strategic coordination of retention projects in the Red River of the North watershed and facilitating implementation and construction of retention in the Red River Valley. The Authority and its members will aggressively pursue federal dollars to off-set local costs for retention projects, and will serve as an advocate for local projects in the federal regulatory process. The Authorities' Directors seek basin-wide solutions to realize effective flood protection and flood damage reduction, accomplished on a strategic project-by-project basis.
History: A combined water retention effort for Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The funding entitity would be the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Membership: The Red River Retention Authority is comprised of members of the Red River Joint Water Resource District, a North Dakota political subdivision, and the Red River Watershed Management Board, a Minnesota political subdivision.
Internet resource:
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1972-1979.
Record last updated: 07/22/2011

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